ERIC Number: ED472889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Legal Deposit and Copyright: Some Issues of Concern.
This paper highlights some issues of concern for national libraries about the way national copyright legislation and, increasingly, international agreements may effect how successful they are in carrying out their mission. Discussion includes copyright and exceptions to copyright; preservation and access; preservation exceptions; access exceptions; recent amendments to copyright legislation; and international initiatives. The paper concludes that the concept of a national library as an institution, which promotes the published heritage of a country and facilitates access to that heritage, should not be perceived as being in conflict with copyright owners; in the end, what is required is understanding and trust between all parties in the information chain. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Information Sources, International Law, Legislation, Library Collections, National Libraries, Ownership, Preservation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Libraries for Life: Democracy, Diversity, Delivery. IFLA Council and General Conference: Conference Programme and Proceedings (68th, Glasgow, Scotland, August 18-24, 2002); see IR 058 549.